O’Melveny Seeks Arbitration Of Sexual Harassment Claims

Law360, New York (June 8, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT) -- O'Melveny & Myers LLP asked a California federal court Tuesday to compel arbitration in a putative class action brought by a former secretary who alleges sexual harassment on behalf of employees who arbitrated employment claims against the firm under an allegedly unenforceable contract.

Plaintiff Paulina Kanbar claims that the dispute resolution program acknowledgement and agreement signed by the firm's employees, which calls for arbitration of all employment disputes, was rendered invalid by a Ninth Circuit decision, and that she and other employees were subsequently fraudulently induced...
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